Okay . . . I can admit it. I’m a bad person.lincoln-conference

I should have posted info on this a week ago and I just forgot to tell you about it. I was always planning to attend today’s sessions but telling you . . . just slipped my mind.

And then yesterday when the automatic emails started showing up reminding me about today’s sessions . . . well . . . anyway. You’re here now.

The Smithsonian Institute is honoring Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial with special exhibitions and programs, and you will be able to participate in the national celebration through the first Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the days of February 4 and 5, 2009, you’ll explore Smithsonian research and collections related to Lincoln’s life – everything from portraits and diaries to documents and historical artifacts. Alongside Smithsonian curators, you’ll look at Lincoln’s life and legacy from the perspectives of history, science, and art.

So, you missed yesterday’s sessions but today’s are still ahead of us. And the good news? All of the sessions are archived as are any discussions / forums that took place alongside the virtual presentations. The Smithsonian also has created some very cool digital exhibits for you to use.

So quit gawking and get over there!